Birthday, College, time

‘Let the years come and go…’

I suppose that most of you know what it’s like to be asked “Do you feel older now that you are ___?” The answer, which is generally no, is yes for me this year. I do feel older being sixteen. (I feel odd just writing that.) It is as if I had been fifteen for a very long time; my fifteenth year seemed curiously long, despite the fact that my fifteenth birthday seems so recent. However, I’m not displeased to bid it farewell. Not that it was more unpleasant than any other year (I’ve had worse), or even that it was tedious, exactly. But it’s time to say goodbye. I think sixteen will be a good year – it certainly began well.

Well, it’s just twenty days till I leave for Christendom, and I can’t quite believe that I’m actually going yet. I’ve never been away from my parents for more than two days yet, so I’m a little nervous but I know it’s going to be lovely. I’ve got the plane tickets now – this is the first time I’ve flown in nearly ten years! (I’ve probably mentioned that already…)

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College, language, school

Christendom

First of all, thanks to everyone for the prayers about my oral exam. I did get the tough examiner, and I don’t think I did really well… but oh well.

As some of you may already know, I am a sophomore and have been looking at colleges for about a year now. And for over six months, I’ve had my heart set on attending Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia.

Now, it’s rather expensive, but quite a bit cheaper than my #2 option, University of Dallas. I think that I can get some scholarships that will help, though. At any rate, on Monday (I think) I applied for information about the college. On Saturday I received an information packet in the mail. The letter inside was marked Tuesday. Fast, anyone?

I’m planning to get my degree in English Language and Literature. In fact, one of the things that attracts me to Christendom is the opportunity they offer to learn Old English. It’s been a dream of mine for several years to learn Old English, and it’s a wonderful thought that I may not only attend an orthodox Catholic college and receive a great liberal arts education, but learn O. E. as well! I also plan to study ancient Greek while I’m there (a foreign language is required, and Old English isn’t one of the options).

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